11 September – 31 October 2017
Drawing inspiration from music, design, literature as well as his own life experiences, the multidisciplinary practice of Kartik Sood(b. 1986, India) revolves around the delicate balance of coexistence, investigating the tension that arises between the handmade and the mechanical, materials and concepts. Sood’s artworks examines these tensions through the manipulation of a variety of mediums such as gouache paintings, moving images, and installations with archival photos and found objects that unfold ambiguous narratives.
Kartik Sood lives and works between Baroda and Delhi, India. His works have been widely exhibited in India and, most recently, he participated in the Yinchuan Biennale, China (2016). In 2014, he undertook a residency at Gasworks, London, United Kingdom.
In line with his multidisciplinary interests, during the residency Kartik Sood intends to engage with a local theatre actor or dance performer as well as research into local literature focusing on the issue of cultural coexistence in Singapore.
Residencies OPEN offers a rare insight into the often-introverted sphere of the artist’s studio. Through showcasing discussions, performances, installations, and works-in-progress, Residencies OPEN profiles the diversity of contemporary art practice from around the globe and the divergent ways artists conceive an artwork with the studio as a constant space for experimentation and research.
This edition of Residencies OPEN takes place on the occasion of Art After Dark x Gillman Barracks 5th Anniversary Celebrations, and features Chun Kaifeng (Singapore), Sonya Lacey (New Zealand), Kartik Sood (India), and Richard Streitmatter-Tran (Vietnam).